Friday, September 2, 2011

City of Hoboken announces available disaster relief for Hudson County

From the desk of 6th ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino:

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Greetings from Jen Giattino for City Council

The City of Hoboken Office of Emergency Management
advises residents and businesses who were impacted
by Hurricane Irene to document all damages and
repair costs and save all receipts.

The federal government is still in the process of making
damage assessments in New Jersey.
This includes aerial surveys and door-to-door evaluations.
The Zimmer Administration is advocating strongly,
along with federal elected representatives, for a
major disaster designation to allow affected
individuals in Hudson County to be eligible for
federal assistance.
Representatives from FEMA will be in Hudson County this
weekend to assess the damage. The Zimmer Administration
is working with Hudson County and advocating as strongly
as possible that federal officials visit Hoboken.
Residents or businesses who were impacted and
wish to make their homes or businesses available
for potential visits by FEMA may provide their name, address, and contact information to OEM Coordinator
Joel Mestre by emailing (preferred)
or calling 201-852-5446.

It was a very good.... month?

As one may be wont to say on the Hoboken forum with the endless questions marks, 'it was a very good month?'

MSV welcomes the Boys of Summer to September and the Hoboken Fall Classic.

"Lane, please have a seat."

Hudson Reporter clarifies letter submittal policy

From the editors of the Hudson Reporter:

Thanks for the post.  Since we’ve occasionally heard from people over the years who said they sent us a letter and never got a response, a clarification is in order.  Any time we get a letter, we respond within a few days by e-mail or phone, depending on what day the letter comes in.  Even with a letter that would have to be held for space or for fact-checking, we always respond quickly to confirm authorship.  So if you didn’t hear back that same week, call us to find out why.  

Sometimes when someone called to follow up, we’ve found out that their letter automatically went to a spam folder and got overlooked, or sometimes the person e-mailed it to an incorrect address (like, which is wrong) and we never actually got it.  If you call, we can solve the problem.  Anyone who has read our page can see that we’ve always allowed all sorts of competing viewpoints and want to encourage more.  Letters must be under 500 words and conform to other similar guidelines (see our page).  Thanks for letting us respond!  Anyone who has any questions at all about letters or anything else about editorial policy can e-mail Caren Matzner or Gene Ritchings at or call 201-798-7800 – we’re very easy to reach with questions about anything at all.  Keep up the good work.

The editors